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Thursday 23 October 2014

Someone like snooze? Adele's zz top

Adele's music helps people sleep, according to a new survey

Adele's music has Brits rolling in the sleep - after her tunes were found to be top of the kips.

The record-breaking chart star, who may be struggling with her own sleep patterns after giving birth last month, was found to be the most effective soundtrack for nodding off.

A survey by hotel chain Travelodge showed Adele topped the charts when it comes to snooze-some tunes, as it helps people relax.

The Rolling In The Deep singer has deposed Coldplay from the top of the charts when it comes to nodding off. The band were number one for the firm's previous surveys in 2008 and 2010, but were pushed into second spot this time.

The poll of 2,000 adults put Snow Patrol in third place and Barry White in fourth.

Dreamy chart hunks One Direction - whose debut album was called, ironically, Up All Night - were in fifth position.

Sleep expert Stevie Williams from the Edinburgh Sleep Centre said: "Results from various sleep studies undertaken with a variety of male and female groups, has indicated that listening to soft, relaxing music at bedtime leads to a number of different benefits to a night's sleep."

Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: "After a long stressful day it's essential that you de-stress to aid sleep and listening to music will help focus your attention and assist your body and mind to relax."

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Scorpio:

It's important to treat yourself well. Constantly deferring to others will deprive you of the finer things in life. Carve time out of your busy schedule to pamper yourself. Taking a nap, solitary walk or hot bath will revive your spirits. Get into the habit of spending more money on creature comforts. Treat such as gourmet food, beautiful clothes and intriguing books are investments in your happiness. Others may object at being put farther down on your list of priorities, but that's their problem.More